THE LORD IS GOOD
David continued acknowledging who God is in Psalm 25:8-10, "The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands." David understood the character of God. God is good and right or righteous. It means that God is perfect, and there is no corruption in Him. Everything that He does is pure and holy. As a result, when God led David, God led him in what was good in him. It did not mean that David would not suffer anymore, but it meant that he would walk in the will of God. When we walk in the will of God, it does not mean we will no longer suffer. Suffering will always be with us as long as we live in this sinful world. However, God will guide and strengthen us as we go through suffering. Our suffering will end when God takes us home to be with Him.
As long as we worship and humble ourselves to God by surrendering our lives to Him, God will bless us and lead us to the proper path. God's hands will guide us when we are confused, comfort us in times of sorrow, provide for us in our needs, and forgive our sins when we sin. Let us not doubt God's goodness in our problems. God loves us faithfully. Let us not blame God for our suffering because suffering results from sin. God sent our Lord Jesus to save us from our sins so that we can have a new life in God, which will be completed when we get to Heaven. This world is not our final destination. We are just passing through this earth. Our final home is to be with God in Heaven, where sin, pain, sorrow, sickness, and death are no more.
God is always good to us, and we can trust His goodness. Let us worship and walk humbly before Him by surrendering our life to Him. In our problems and struggles, let us trust God and never think that God is far from us or does not care. He cares and loves us. He will pull us through when He is done working in our hearts and accomplishing His purpose.
Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you). Do I believe that God is good and faithful? Do I trust God in my problems and struggles? What do I need to do with my problems and struggles?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I acknowledge that you are perfect, good, and faithful. I thank you that you are always with me in my problems and struggles, even though there are times that I do not feel your presence. Please help me to trust in you, for in your timing, you will work everything out according to your purpose and plan. In the meantime, please guide, provide, and give me wisdom, strength, peace, and joy in the midst of my problems and struggles. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.